Muscular fitness and metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents: Results from LabMed Physical Activity Study
This study aimed to evaluate the associations between muscular fitness and inflammatory biomarkers and to investigate the relationship between muscular fitness and selected clustered inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents. This is a cross-sectional analysis with 529 adolescents (267 girls) aged 12-18 years. Handgrip strength and standing long jump tests assessed MF. Continuous scores of clustered inflammatory biomarkers (sum of Z-scores of C-reactive protein [CRP], C3, C4, fibrinogen, and leptin); metabolic risk factor (MRF) score (sum of Z-scores of SBP, triglycerides, ratio total cholesterol [TC]/HDL, HOMA-IR, and waist circumference [WC]) were computed. Regression analyses showed an inverse association between muscular fitness score (β=−.204; P
Agostinis-Sobrinho, C. A., Moreira, C., Abreu, S., Lopes, L., Sardinha, L. B., Oliveira-Santos, J., Oliveira, A., Mota, J. & Santos, R. (2017). Muscular fitness and metabolic and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents: Results from LabMed Physical Activity Study. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 27 (12), 1873-1880.